Angelus definition

  • noun:
    • Roman Catholic Church A devotional prayer at morning, noon, and evening to commemorate the Annunciation.
    • Roman Catholic Church A bell rung as a call to recite this prayer.
    • A Christian devotion in memory of the Incarnation (from its incipit, "Angelus Domini nuntiavit MariƦ": "the Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary").
    • The bell rung as a call to prayer throughout the Angelus service.
    • A form of devotion which three Ave Marias tend to be duplicated. It is known at morning, noon, and night, during the sound of a bell.
    • The Angelus bell.
    • In the Roman Catholic Church: A devotion in memory of this annunciation into the Virgin Mary, because of the angel Gabriel, regarding the incarnation associated with child of God.
    • a prayer said 3 times each day by Roman Catholics in memory of the Annunciation
    • the sound of a bell rung in Roman Catholic churches to announce the time as soon as the Angelus is recited
  • proper-noun:
    • A male provided name, an uncommon variation of Angelo.

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